Development Release Information

Release Info

  • Audience: Linaro Platform and WG Developers, early adopters

  • Download: http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-n/headless/alpha-2

  • Hardware support: OMAP3 (Beagle C3/C4/XM), IGEPV2, Gumstix Overo COMs, ARM Versatile Express (ca9x4_ct_vxp), iMX51 (serial console), OMAP4 (serial console), v310 (serial console).

  • Image ID: linaro-n-headless-tar-20110203-1

  • Milestone: Alpha 2

  • Profile: Linaro Headless

  • Release Cycle: Linaro 11.05

Instructions

News

  • Added Gumstix Overo COM support.
  • New Developer image including console base developer tools.
  • Complete rewrite of the installation tools (linaro-image-tools) to
    • improve the user experience.
  • A staggering 141 out of 160 packages have been upgraded since Alpha-1 source.

Issues

  • 633227 - Instabilities with HIGHMEM activated

  • 707038 - panda: no gfx due to missing kernel functionality

  • 712031 - can't look up localhost.localdomain

  • 712025 - asoc: interface omap-mcbsp-dai hw params failed

  • 707037 - panda kernel warnings

  • 673820 - Ethernet dies during large file transfers on vexpress

Release Progress

Announcement

Hi,

The Linaro team is pleased to announce the availability of the 11.05
Alpha-2 images. These are still very early developer images but we
encourage all with supported hardware to use and test them by
downloading from:

  http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-n/

Highlights of this release include:

 * Added Gumstix Overo COM support.
 * New Developer image including console base developer tools.
 * Complete rewrite of the installation tools (linaro-image-tools) to
   improve the user experience.
 * A staggering 141 out of 160 packages have been upgraded since 
   Alpha-1.

The images consist of two parts. A hardware pack which can be found
under the ./hwpacks directory which contains hardware specific packages 
such as the kernel and bootloader. The second part is the rootfs which 
is combined with the hardware pack to create a complete image. For
information on how to create an image please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/MilestoneBuilds

More information on Linaro in general and the 11.05 plans can be
found at:

 * Homepage: http://www.linaro.org
 * Wiki: http://wiki.linaro.org
 * 11.05: http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1105

Also subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC 
channels to stay on top of Linaro developments:

 * Announcements:
    http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-announce
 * Development:
    http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-dev
 * IRC:
    #linaro on irc.linaro.org or irc.freenode.net

For any errata issues please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1105/Alpha2#Issues

Bug reports for this release should be filed in Launchpad against the 
individual packages that are affected, if a suitable package cannot be 
identified, feel free to assign them to: 

  http://www.launchpad.net/linaro

Regards,
Jamie.
--
Linaro Release Manager 

Cycles/1105/Alpha2 (last modified 2011-03-25 18:15:04)